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Training and Education Centre

Training and Education Centre

The Training Centre was opened on 1st of April in 1997, taking on six cadets (students). The centre originally was known as Salvation Army officer school that was intended to provide full-time education for prospective officers (leaders). In January 2006, by starting the training of new cadets the school was named as Training and Education Centre with the extension of its activities, organizing seminars, conferences and courses.
The School for Officer Training provides training for Cadets (those who have been assessed and accepted for training) in preparation for being ordained and commissioned as Salvation Army Officers (Minister/Pastor).

The training program consists of

  • A pre-training course (three weekend modules and enrolment in two Latvian Biblical centre subjects)
  • The first year of training year is a residential program. Studies cover academic subjects, field practice, and spiritual formation.
  • In the second year, cadets are in a practical and supervised placement. As well, studies are done in both Distance Learning mode as well as some residential studies.
  • The third year, after commissioning, the school offers further specialized studies.
  • The training school has a co-operation with the Latvian Biblical Centre where cadets undertake a Certificate in Theology and Ministry.

    Subjects studied at the School for Officer Training:

    Academic courses Practical courses Spiritual growth
    • Bible
    • Theology
    • History
      • Church history
      • SA history
    • SA doctrines
    • Ethics
    • SA knowledge
    • Leadership and Management
    • Pastoral Care
    • Homiletics
    • Surrounding world
    • Communication skills
    • Computer skills
    • SA Orders and regulations /
      ceremony guide /
      local rules and regulation
    • Corps practice
      (one week per semester)
    • Mission / practice trip
      (once a year)
    • Discipleship
    • My ministry – My passion
      (Spiritual Gifts)
    • Self-discipline
    • Theological reflection
    • “Wesley Square”
    • “Six spiritual traditions”
    • Cadet ratings
      • Self-esteem valuation
      • Leaders valuation
      • Mentor valuation
    • Morning worship
    • Prayer cell
    • Retreat (every semester)

Āgenskalna iela 3a, Riga, LV-1048
Office phone: +371 27086082